Given the significant developments in Indian economic and trade policymaking over the last two decades, this book provides an authoritative and timely analysis of the transformation and current state of India's foreign economic policy. The work presents a comprehensive, informed and critical overview of negotiating issues addressed in the recent period leading up to the substantial conclusion of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The volume also takes into account the geopolitical considerations that influenced the negotiations. Finally, the reform steps being taken by India need to be understood in light of the structural changes in the economy, fuelling domestic compulsion, and the analysis covers this undercurrent in detail. The book will be a valuable guide to academics, researchers and policy-makers working in the areas of international trade law, development economics and global politics.
Professor Chaisse is an award-winning specialist in international economic law with particular expertise in the regulation and economics of foreign investment. His research also covers other relevant fields, such as WTO law, international taxation and the law of natural resources. Before joining the CUHK Law Faculty in 2009, Prof. Chaisse served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France (Embassy of France in India, New Delhi), and started his academic career in Europe. He is a frequent guest lecturer at prestigious universities around the world. Prof. Chaisse has authored a broad body of well-regarded and widely-cited articles on topics ranging from the rise of sovereign wealth funds, the regulation of foreign investment, and decision-making challenges facing the WTO, which have been published in the top refereed journals of international law. In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements, Prof. Chaisse received the CUHK Research Excellence Award in 2012, and was appointed Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development in 2013. Professor Chakraborty is an economist focusing on empirical issues in international trade and environmental sustainability. His research interests also include WTO negotiations, climate change concerns, economic diplomacy and development economics. He has extensively published his research on these themes in top refereed journals in the discipline of economics, international law and area studies, and in book form. He is currently Associate Editor of Foreign Trade Review. Prior to joining the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Professor Chakraborty was associated for five years with the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, a leading think tank in New Delhi. Professor Chakraborty has presented his research in various academic and policy forums in India and abroad and is a regularly invited guest speaker at prestigious institutions.